Hey everyone! This week is rolling by so fast. I'm looking forward to the weekend already!
I recently tweeted that I am in LOVE with the MAC Face & Body Foundation! LOL I only got it 3 days ago but it's so unique that I'm surprised I never took a 2nd glance at it! o_o I read a lot of reviews from other bloggers and I've been dying to try it for months. I was feeling guilty to purchase it since I had so many foundations at home, but I was like.. what the hey... o_o I have absolutely no self control.
The Face & Body foundation is an ultra sheer, ultra liquidy foundation that provides sheer coverage and has a dewy/satin finish. I shouldn't even call it a foundation because it's soooo liquidy. When you pour it out, you literally have to watch it so it doesn't roll off your hands.
Packaging: I'm not big on how it looks. It's not gorgeous to look at... it's more like something makeup artists carry in their arsenal. But it's sensible packaging with the foundation in the plastic bottle with a trusty twist cap closure. It's neither yay or nay but all uniformly MAC.
I got the shade in N2... it's neither cool or warm, just a very skin-like color. And if you look closely enough, it's more like a liquidy pigment of color. It's very light, but it blends out like a dream (sorry for the cliche).
You have to shake the bottle before you pour it on your hands because the foundation separates. This is from what I read online so I do it beforehand in case. It's probably due to the high level of water in it.
This is partially blended. It looks darker on my hand, but it turns brighter as it's being blended.
Blended out. It's very dewy so a nice blotting powder will set this foundation evenly.
The sheerness of it may turn some people off but it's really a nice well rounded product. It feels more like a tinted moisturizer than anything else because of how hydrating it is. I know a lot of people who've had allergies to MAC foundations... I'm not sure if this has the same ingredients as their studio sculpting one. I haven't come across allergies using it, but I'll def report it if I do.
Here are the ingredients:
Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butylene Glycol, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Tea-Stearate, PVP/Eicosene Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Talc, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood), Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben. May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Chromium Oxide Greens.
There is also no sunscreen ingredients in it either. Some people get allergies from the sunscreen in makeup from reacting chemicals.
Price-wise, I'd say this is an incredible deal. It's $32 retail for 4oz/120ml. That's like 4 different foundations for the price of one! That's $8 per ounce... cheaper than a drugstore foundation.
Have you tried Mac's Face & Body Foundation? Thoughts?
disclaimer: purchased myself :)